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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 7:07PM Dril said

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Well, if they have a similar population (and revenue) boost as DDO, they could be in for a WHOPPING 50-100 people online! Damn, that's massive.

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 7:11PM Valkesh said

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Sorry, even if the game itself was ok, they couldn't pay me to deal with Derek Smart...

Posted: Aug 11th 2010 5:40AM Renko said

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His postmortem version of events and how nothing was his fault when this game finally sinks beneath the waves will be entertaining though.
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 7:16PM dudes said

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Uh oh.

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 7:29PM karnisov said

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hrmm. will be interesting to see if even full f2p will bring in players in a saturated mmo market.

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 8:01PM AlamoeJones said

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So where are all the people who usually come in to complain that f2p has ruined another p2p game?

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 8:09PM Sladden said

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I think that they made the right choise! À game that have been developed for 4 years and going from P2P to F2P model, got à hughe potential to be sucessfull in the djungle of mmorpg games! I Will def try it out. If I understood the article right, it seems it will be à good cash shop? Hope this game will get à bright future!

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 8:13PM (Unverified) said

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I'm on board. i was interested before but it didn't seem to have enough, or enough different to pay for. What's the worst that happens - I delete it a couple weeks later?

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 9:42PM wjowski said

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...why's this shit still around when Earth Eternal almost all but shut down?

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 9:57PM Bartlebe said

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They have less than 20 people online in prime time.

Good luck.

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 10:02PM Dread said

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Maybe if they made an original game instead of making the worse WoW clone ever made in the history of MMO's they might have got more than 100 subs? Sorry, forgive me, it wasn't a total WoW clone, I forgot the bits they stole from Eve, my apologies.

The only thing that surprises me about this crap is that its still going. How will Derek get some money back for his investors now? Even with a cash shop and being F2P people still aren't going to touch this turkey.

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 11:06PM nomoredroids said

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Despite your unnecessarily angry tone, I find that I agree with what you're saying.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2010 12:57AM Azimn said

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I have to say I think this is great, i played Alganon in the Beta and I think the game had a lot of potential. I feel bad for the employees that worked on this game because all anyone can seem to focus on is the whole Derek Smart thing. Which I can understand totally. I did think this game had some potential and really hope they can find some players now that they are f2p. The game was very similar to WoW but it seemed like they had some great ideas down the road and hope they get the chance to put them in place.

Posted: Aug 11th 2010 1:07AM TheJackman said

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Cant wait for Alganon to close the servers for good!

Posted: Aug 11th 2010 1:18AM (Unverified) said

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I wonder if it will help them? With EE and Spellborn announcing closing this week F2P isn't turning out to be the instant "I win button" western developers were hoping for.

Posted: Aug 11th 2010 3:40AM Lobotomist said

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Exactly.

It might have worked half a year ago. But now that all the big boys are going F2P.
With addition of another 10TON Gorilla entering the stage fully free (GW2)

I think that F2P will not even be regarded as cool perk , but necessity

Call me crazy , but i guarantee you that Blizzard and Bioware are looking very hard into viability of P2P subscriptions
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Posted: Aug 11th 2010 6:31AM Purkit said

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I think its safe to say you can't expect to be successful with a WoW clone. Although I kind of feel sorry for the employees at Quest Online I also really hate the idea that this game was developed as a WoW clone.

Can they turn it around? Mmm I do wonder how much you can polish that ... game, with more and more good quality games going free to play I don't hold much hope for its success. If I had to pick which game to save between this and Earth Eternal, EE would win hands down.

Posted: Aug 11th 2010 7:26AM (Unverified) said

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Remember the video game crash of the 1980s? This is the MMO crash.

Thank god, too. Hopefully after we pick up the pieces a competent company will enter the market and produce a game that's worth a subscription.

The age of MMO skinner boxes for free money may finally be at an end.

Posted: Aug 11th 2010 8:18AM Dutzu said

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If this is free to play then isn't warhammer online free to play also? It seems to me that it just has an endless free trial with level cap only unlocked by paying. The main difference I see is war has a sub and this has cash shop.

Posted: Aug 11th 2010 9:00AM Scuffles said

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No offense Algawhateveryourcalled ...... but take some notes from DDO

Their level restriction through micro transactions was a horrible idea that they repealed (leveling Sigils) I can say that I was one of the people who left the game because of the Sigil system and I was one of the players who came back when they removed it.


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